The note 7 is the hottest smartphone right now. And I’m not talking about the battery, which overheats and causes fires in people’s homes. I’m talking about the phones itself. With it’s absolutely gorgeous 5.7 inch display, an AMOLED cover and a QHD resolution, it all makes together a really nice package. So let’s get into it, shall we?
So first off let’s talk about that gorgeous screen. As you can guess, this is one of my favoruite features on the note 7 as the screen is something to behold. The AMOLED display allows it to have a fantastic contrast ratio of actually infinite, and this is not the dynamic contrast ratio; this is the normal contrast ratio. Dynamic contrast ratio is really a marketing speak as it doesn’t truly represent the difference between the contrast of the pixels. But in AMOLED’s case, infinite is a real number as you can selectively have certain pixels off in the display. Completely off. No tricks, foolery, marketing, just straight up off pixel on a lit display. I guess you can say that the display is pretty lit though too.
The reason the note is called the note and not the larger s7 edge plus deluxe. The spen is a pretty useful feature and you can potentially use it a lot. You can draw with it, select some things, use it when your hands are covered in gloves, and many other good benefits. Talking about your hands covered in gloves that are also a problem if you’re trying to use the fingerprint sensor with it. No worries as the built in fantastic iris scanner will do the job for it. But more on the scanner below. For now, what you need to know about the spen is that it’s pretty good and even if you don’t have a use for it, the big screen and the nice design of the phone is worth it.
You can’t just pump out a new flagship device without some gimmick. The gimmick before was the IR sensor or the air gesture sensor, both of which were alright. But the iris sensor is the real deal and it is actually a pretty solid addition to the Samsung galaxy line. The curved edges are nice but to be honest I’m not a fan of them as they tend to crack much easier and there are no proper full size screen protectors made of lass for the curved display’s as they’re much harder to manufacture as opposed to the flat display. But regardless of the curve, the screen looks fantastic. Back to the iris sensor, the bad things about it is that it takes 2 seconds to unlock your phone a supposed to the fingerprint sensor which is less than a second. In today’s world anything over a second longer to do the same task is not worth it considered by the majority of the people. Which is a shame as it’s pretty sick to open your phone by having your retina, just like those sick James Bond movies. We’re truly living in the future folks, the future is now here.
CPU & GPU
Pretty standard stuff here. Snapdragon 820 which is pretty garbage as it has a locked bootloader and the exynos 9928 which is a much better option. Both are best in class and are identical to the s7 and s7 edge.
Well, the note 7 is definitely a very solid phone that you might want to use while you’re out on your daily activities. And don’t worry about the batteries overheating as that tends to be a very specific and isolated problem which is rare to occur to you.